Monday, January 13, 2014
Poor officiating dooms Lakers
The Lake Superior State Lakers not only battled the Bemidji State Beavers over the weekend, but some questionable WCHA officiating as well. The Beavers went 3 for 4 on the power play, en route to a 5-2 win over Lake State on Friday night.
Stephen Perfetto led the Lakers with a goal and an assist. He scored his team's second goal, and assisted on Zach Sternberg's first period marker.
In net, Kevin Kapalka made four saves, before leaving the game due to injury. Kevin Murdock came into the game making 35 saves to take the loss.
Saturday night, the Lakers completely dominated BSU in the first half of the game, out-shooting them 14-4 at one point, and taking a 1-0 lead on another goal by Perfetto.
At that point, it seemed a pretty steady stream of blue and gold heading to the penalty box (five penalties in teh second period alone...).
The Lakers were unable to mount any more offense while being hooked and held by the Beavers defense. This allowed the Beavers to score three unanswered goals for the 3-1 win, and the sweep.
Kevin Murdock made 21 saves in the loss for the Lakers, who travel down to Notre Dame to take on their former CCHA foes in non-conference action.
Photos property of Michael David